Joburg scammer arrested in possession of items fee R500K
By Jonisayi Maromo 10h ago
PRETORIA – Items fee spherical R500,000 have been confiscated by the police after an alleged on-line scammer was arrested in Florida, the Johannesburg Metro Police Division (JMPD) mentioned on Friday.
“On Thursday afternoon, JMPD officers spotted a male carrying an unknown merchandise below his arm impending contributors of the public. Officers grew to radically change suspicious and approached the man, figuring out themselves,” mentioned JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.
For the length of questioning by the JMPD officers, the man mentioned he was selling his notebook computer to consume cash to pay the rent.
“After asking diverse questions it was came across that the man was in point of fact mendacity and officers searched him, discovering an airgun in his possession. Additional inspection was performed, which led to the man’s build in the Florida whisper,” mentioned Fihla.
The South African Police Provider (SAPS) was known as to the scene.
“A search was performed on the man’s build and officers came across that the suspect might well perhaps presumably presumably additionally be a credit ranking card and on-line scammer. Diverse credit ranking cards and banking shrimp print from assorted banks had been divulge in his condominium,” mentioned Fihla.
“The FNB fraud investigation build of enterprise was contacted and they attended the scene to envision the findings. There had been other diverse items came across which had been bought fraudulently on-line. All confiscated items have an estimated label of R500,000 and this was booked in at Florida SAPS.”
Fihla mentioned the suspect was detained for possession of suspected stolen property, contravening the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and possession of a replica firearm.
“The case was transferred to the Johannesburg commercial crimes investigation unit for added investigation,” he mentioned.
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